Texas Sheet Cake Recipe
 
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Serves: 16
Ingredients
  • Cake
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (the recipe I have actually says to use a little less than 2 cups)
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • Frosting
  • ½ cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • 2½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped pecans (optional)
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease 10x15 pan.
  2. In large bowl, stir together flour, granulated sugar and salt; set aside.
  3. Heat 1 cup butter, the hot water and 3 tablespoons baking cocoa in a sauce pan, bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Pour over flour mixture in bowl; stir until well mixed.
  4. Add buttermilk, baking soda, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon vanilla and the eggs; stir until well blended. Pour into pan, spreading evenly.
  5. Bake 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  6. Meanwhile, in another 2-quart saucepan, heat ½ cup butter, 3 tablespoons baking cocoa and the milk until simmering. Remove from heat. Beat in powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla with whisk until smooth. Stir in chopped pecans.
  7. Pour warm frosting over hot cake. Cool completely before cutting.
Recipe by Giggles Galore at https://gigglesgalore.net/texas-sheet-cake-recipe